June 25, 2014
Will the real Battle for Late Night Viewers be fought on Owned and Operated turf?


Nick Bilton from the New York Times recently wrote a compelling article “The Battle for Late Night Viewers on Screens of All Sizes” - extolling the virtues of late night masters Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon.   These next-generation, Internet savvy, and YouTube friendly jesters, according to Bilton, were outsmarting the likes of Stephen Colbert, whose content is merely confined to his website, http://colbertnation.com.

Outside of realizing that we now have two Jimmy’s on late night (is that a first?), this article made me think about how important an Owned and Operated video strategy is for YouTubers.  

Commenter Peter gets it right:

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Colbert made owned and operated video destinations cool before it was cool. Ultimate hipster, or the greatest hipster? You decide

May 12, 2014



in 1990, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to promote their Pizza Hut album, “Coming Out of Their Shells.” My mom recorded it on a VHS tape for me, and labeled it “TURTLES ON OPRAH.” That VHS tape sat in my entertainment center for over a decade, before getting popped into a VCR one evening in high school when me and my friends were bored. 

Everything changed.

This is 43 minutes of nostalgic ’90s insanity. Oprah Winfrey, trying her hardest to wrangle an audience of 9 year olds that JUST want to see the Turtles fight — even though the Turtles keep telling them that they are done with violence. There are dance numbers, awkward questions, and a grown woman wearing a Turtles costume just sitting in the audience, unexplained.

As far as I know, no other copy of this exists. I have never found it online, and all I’ve seen on YouTube is a video of the final ten minutes, with a warped aspect ratio. I digitized this around 2003 to put on VCD’s for my friends. I just discovered the file. I just uploaded it to YouTube.

Everything has changed again.

Wow. This is really somethin else. 

This is awesome. All the 80’s awkwardness you can take in video.

May 10, 2014
What a view! #jerseycity

What a view! #jerseycity

May 10, 2014


Internet Citizens: Defend Net Neutrality (by CGP Grey)

Net neutrality matters.

(via fred-wilson)

May 8, 2014
New Beginnings

I’m pleased to announce that I am focusing on an exciting new venture.

I am no longer with Datapipe.

Please update your contact information for me.

My email is edltech (at) gmail.com.

Twitter: @edla

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/edlaczynski

I’d love to hear from you.  

Thanks to everyone in my network for all of your support!  Stay tuned for more announcements soon.